Most listings are in the $10's per square foot per year. The Lawrence submarket is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $5 per sqft per year. That's a 20% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 20 listings have come on the market, which means office spaces might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 20% of the listings in the Lawrence are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 430 sqft. Most properties in this area are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1922 and are Class B.